- Hand Cultivated – Our Maitake mushroom is hand cultivated in the USA and blended on our farm in Gippsland, Victoria.
- Dual Extraction – Our Maitake mushroom is extracted using alcohol and water ensuring maximum bioavailability. Click here to read more about our unique extraction method.
Infused With Native Botanicals – We blend our Maitake with Australian bush foods for a unique yet subtle flavour.
Meaning “dancing mushroom” in Japanese, the Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) is used to boost immunity, fight disease and lower blood sugar.
The Maitake mushroom emerges at the base of trees in Japan, China and North America. It’s also known as “hen of the woods” as it’s clustered, frilly appearance resembles a sitting hen.
Used for centuries in China and Japan, Maitake is growing in popularity around the world. The Maitake mushroom is incredibly rich in Beta-Glucans which activate and support the immune system. Modern research also suggests Maitake can lower blood sugar, support heart health and fight disease.
We source our Maitake from mushroom growers in the USA. Once it arrives at our farm in Gippsland we create our Maitake Extract using a unique and nourishing blend of Australian botanicals – Davidson Plum, Quandong, Strawberry Gum, Lemon Myrtle and Mountain Pepperberry which are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Water, Alcohol (30%), Maitake, Davidson Plum, Quandong, Strawberry Gum, Lemon Myrtle and Mountain Pepperberry.
60ml Bottle (30 servings)
120ml Bottle (60 servings)
How To Use
The recommended serving for Maitake Extract is 2ml per day or 1ml twice a day. Add it to your morning coffee, tea, smoothie or main meal. We recommend speaking to your doctor or health practitioner before using Maitake supplements.
What is dual extraction?
When we eat mushrooms in their raw form, their medicinal compounds are difficult to digest. We use alcohol and hot water to draw out the medicinal compounds of Maitake. This works to enhance its effect on your body as it becomes more bioavailable.
Are there any side effects of Maitake mushroom?
Maitake Extract is considered safe to consume, however Maitake can work to lower your blood sugar and blood pressure – so if you have underlying health concerns it’s best to consult your GP. If you’re allergic to mushrooms, please do not use our products.
Can children, pregnant women and nursing mothers use Maitake Extract
As mushroom farmers, this is not our area of expertise. Due to the lack of research in this area, we recommend children, pregnant women and nursing mothers avoid our products or consult their doctor before incorporating Maitake products into their diet.
Is there any research on the health benefits of Maitake mushrooms?
Maitake has only become popular in the western world in recent years. Because of this, research is limited. However, there are some promising new studies. Take a look…
Fullerton, S. A., Samadi, A. A., Tortorelis, D. G., Choudhury, M. S., Mallouh, C., Tazaki, H., & Konno, S. (2000). Induction of apoptosis in human prostatic cancer cells with beta-glucan (Maitake mushroom polysaccharide). Molecular Urology, 4(1), 7-13.
Preuss, H. G., Echard, B., Bagchi, D., Perricone, N. V., & Zhuang, C. (2007). Enhanced insulin-hypoglycemic activity in rats consuming a specific glycoprotein extracted from maitake mushroom. Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 306(1-2), 105-113.
Zhuang, C., & Wasser, S. P. (2004). Medicinal Value of Culinary-Medicinal Maitake Mushroom Grifola frondosa (Dicks.: Fr.) SF Gray (Aphyllophoromycetideae). Review. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 6(4).
Kodama, N., Kakuno, T., & Nanba, H. (2003). Stimulation of the natural immune system in normal mice by polysaccharide from maitake mushroom. Mycoscience, 44(3), 257-261.
Konno, S., Aynehchi, S., Dolin, D. J., Schwartz, A. M., Choudhury, M. S., & Tazaki, H. (2002). Anticancer and hypoglycemic effects of polysaccharides in edible and medicinal Maitake mushroom [Grifola frondosa (Dicks.: Fr.) SF Gray]. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, 4(3).